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The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers & the Struggle for Equality
The Bone and Sinew of the Land
America's Forgotten Black Pioneers & the Struggle for Equality
Hardcover      ISBN: 1610398106
Documents the lesser-known story of America's black pioneers, revealing how from the nation's earliest years, thousands of free African Americans built hundreds of settlements in the Northwest Territory. By the author of A Stronger Kinship. 20,000 first printing.
Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American
Picturing Frederick Douglass
An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American
Paperback      ISBN: 1631494295
A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass through historic photography.
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735213232
Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task--New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson. A formidable military leader with a grudge against the British and a heart for the common man, he rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen. In their now trademark fashion, Kilmeade and Yaeger will trace the development of Jackson's character and bring the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal--and surprising--battles in American history.
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter
Wild Bill
The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250173795
The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO
Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation
Blood Moon
An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation
Hardcover      ISBN: 150112871x
This sweeping American epic reveals one of the greatest untold stories of the nineteenth century: the fierce rivalry between two great Cherokee chiefs that led to war, forced migration, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. While little remembered today, their mutual hatred shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. In this epic saga, John Sedgwick brings to life an untold chapter of American history through the relationship between one chief called The Ridge, a fearsome warrior who spoke no English but whose exploits on the battlefield were legendary, and John Ross, who was the Cherokees’ primary chief for nearly forty years, yet displayed the Scottish side of his mixed-blood heritage and spoke not a word of Cherokee. To protect their sacred landholdings from American encroachment, these two men negotiated with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. At first friends and allies, they broke on the subject of Removal, breeding an enmity that lead to a bloody civil war within Cherokee Nation that culminated in the two factions battling each other in the War Between the States. Dramatic, far-reaching, and unforgettable, Blood Moon paints a portrait of these two inspirational leaders who worked together to lift their people to the height of culture and learning as the most civilized tribe in the nation, and then drop them to the depths of ruin and despair as they turned against each other. Theirs is a story of land, pride, honor, and loss that forms much of the country’s mythic past today.
The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality
The Problem of Democracy
The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525557504
A recasting of the second and sixth presidents, father and son John and John Quincy Adams, explores how they worked to partially protect a fledgling American democracy from its vulnerabilities to popularity-driven elections and an elite ruling class.
Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
Abe & Fido
Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
Hardcover      ISBN: 1556522223
A tale of the dog that Abraham Lincoln left behind with friends before moving into the White House in 1861 paints a vivid picture of pre-war life in Springfield, Illinois, and explores the sixteenth president's views on animal welfare.
Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
Abe & Fido
Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0912777990
In early 1861, as he prepared to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln dreaded telling his two youngest sons, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln was afraid the skittish dog wouldn't survive the long rail journey, so he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield. Abe & Fido tells the story of two friends, an unlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely. It also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading up to the Civil War, as well as Lincoln's sometimes radical views on animal welfare, and how they shaped his life and his presidency. It's the story of a master and his dog, living through historic, tumultuous times.
Adrift: A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell About It
Adrift
A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell About It
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306902001
Describes the 1856 maritime tragedy of a ship traveling to New York that hit an iceberg and left its passengers adrift four hundred miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Adventure, and Survival
The Adventures of the Mountain Men
True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Adventure, and Survival
Paperback      ISBN: 1510719040
Incredible stories from those who thrived in the Wild West. The ?mountain men